Chiefs conquer a hobbled Mahomes to punch their price tag to a fifth-straight AFC Championship

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The Jaguars vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. A 14-3 season has all been leading to this – the Championship. The face of the NFL, quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a legacy-defining moment on Saturday night. The QB suffered a severe high-ankle sprain in the first quarter and somehow managed to keep playing. A win has sent Kansas City to an unprecedented fifth straight title game. The Chiefs rookies, defense and backup QB all played a role in lifting up the team against a feisty Jaguars team led by rising star Trevor Lawrence.Couldn’t watch the game live? Catch the biggest moments, storylines, and postgame conference from Sunday’s important AFC conference matchup in this article.Final Score: 20-27 | Q4 | CHIEFS WINChiefs fourth-quarter updates:END OF GAME: The Chiefs pull it off. Despite a banged-up Mahomes, the Chiefs shine as a tough gritty team that puts the Jaguars away. Q4 – 00:30 Jacksonville takes the field with time ticking down to attempt an onside attempt kick Kansas City.Q4 – 2:00 The Chiefs come up with another clutch turnover in the final quarter of the game. This time it’s seventh-round rookie Jaylen Watson who comes up huge for the second time this season. Q4 – 4:18 Kansas City is unable to get a first down with the possession from the turnover. The Chiefs are quickly forced to punt but time is running out for the Jaguars to mount a comeback. Q4- 5:36 The Chiefs get a fumble recovery deep in the red zone from Jacksonville. The first turnover is a costly one for both teams. Chiefs star corner L’Jarius Sneed is hurt on the play. Q4- 7:08 Arrowhead is exploding. On one and a half legs, Mahomes leads the Chiefs down the field for seven points. Q4- 11:49 The Jaguars are able to punch the ball into the end zone and close the gap to within three. The game is tight in the closing minutes. Q4 – 15:00 The final frame of the game starts with the Jaguars down ten, but with the ball in their possession. Chiefs third-quarter updates:END OF THREE – The third quarter closes out with a Harrison Butker 50-yard field goal. It’s the Chiefs’ first points of the second half, and they couldn’t have come at a better timeQ3 – 2:35 Again the defense steps up for Kansas City. Sharp physical play from Steve Spagnola’s defense gets Jacksonville off the field again. Whether the offense can get points on the board in its current state remains the biggest question of the game. Q3 – 6:54 A failed Chiefs challenge leads to an unsuccessful third-down sneak from TE Blake Bell. Kansas City is forced to punt it away and losses timeout in the process. Q3 – 8:43 Defensively the Chiefs hold up on their first drive of the half. An incomplete pass on third down forces a punt from Jacksonville.Q3 – 12:02 Mahomes is clearly still injured. Despite picking up a first down, the Chiefs leader is clearly hobbled. The first drive of the second half stalls out.Q3 – 15:00 The Chiefs get the ball to start the second half. Mahomes comes out to take the field. The injured QB1 will play.Chiefs second-quarter updates:END OF HALF – Patrick Mahomes is questionable to return. He is now confirmed to have suffered a high ankle sprain in the first quarter. Q2 – 0:27 Kansas City is proving its mettle with a tough first half on offense and defense. The Chiefs are staying afloat despite missing Mahomes. Q2 – 3:54 Despite the injury, the Chiefs offense keeps clicking. Chad Henne leads a brilliant 98-yard touchdown drive to widen the Chiefs lead. Travis Kelce Punches it in for his second score of the day. Mahomes has gone into the locker room to be examined.Q2 – 10:06 Kansas City is able to stop the Jaguars from scoring. Frank Clark racks up another playoff sack. He is one sack away from having sole ownership of the fourth most playoff sacks in NFL history. Q2 – 14:13 The Chiefs are able to march to the 30-yard line with a hobbled Mahomes. Kansas City settles for three on a drive that is understandably limited on offense. Chiefs first-quarter updates:Q1 – 1:53 Patrick Mahomes gets taken down hard on a play and is now playing with a noticeable limp. The Chiefs QB appears barely able to put weight on his leg. A scary sight for Kansas City. Q1 – 5:04 The Jaguars don’t take the scoring drive lying down. A big kickoff return from the Jaguars results in seven points for Jacksonville after Trevor Lawrence floats a ball to Christian Kirk in the end zone. Q1 – 7:56 A masterclass drive from Patrick Mahomes ends with a familiar Travis Kelce touchdown. The kick is good from Harrison Butker, and the Chiefs go up seven-zip.Mahomes had several incredible passes to extend the drive. Q1 – 14:07 The Chiefs nearly get an INT on third down, instead, the defense is happy to settle for a three-and-out from the Jaguars on the opening drive. Q1 – 15:00 Kansas City wins the toss and defers. The Chiefs will start the game on defense and receive the second-half kickoff. Chiefs pre-game updates:Mahomes delivers the pre-game speech.The Chiefs halftime performer, Lil Jon, is representing the Kingdom.The Jaguars are taking the field at Arrowhead.The snow is coming down at arrowhead. This is officially a snow game. The weather isn’t keeping the kingdom awayThe Jacksonville Jaguars have released their gameday inactives.The Kansas City Chiefs have released their gameday inactives. As expected, Mecole Hardman is out but Frank Clark is a full go. Mama Kelce is safely in the kingdom. QB1 is in the building. A message from the late great Len Dawson ahead of the game. IT’S GAMEDAY!!!KMBC is on the field ahead of the game.Chiefs fans are already rolling into Arrowhead – and they’ve been waiting a lonnnng time. Patrick Mahomes on his preparations for the Jaguars.Trevor Lawrence may have stepped in it with Chiefs fans earlier in the week at one of his press conferences. This matchup will pit the pupil against the master as Andy Reid faces his former assistant and player in Jaguars coach Doug Pederson. Here’s a recap of the last time the Chiefs and the Jaguars faced off at Arrowhead.

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The Jaguars vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. A 14-3 season has all been leading to this – the Championship.

The face of the NFL, quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a legacy-defining moment on Saturday night. The QB suffered a severe high-ankle sprain in the first quarter and somehow managed to keep playing.

A win has sent Kansas City to an unprecedented fifth straight title game.

The Chiefs rookies, defense and backup QB all played a role in lifting up the team against a feisty Jaguars team led by rising star Trevor Lawrence.

Couldn’t watch the game live? Catch the biggest moments, storylines, and postgame conference from Sunday’s important conference matchup in this article.

Final Score: 20-27 | Q4 | CHIEFS WIN

Chiefs fourth-quarter updates:

END OF GAME: The Chiefs pull it off. Despite a banged-up Mahomes, the Chiefs shine as a tough gritty team that puts the Jaguars away.

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Q4 – 00:30 takes the field with time ticking down to attempt an onside attempt kick Kansas City.

Q4 – 2:00 The Chiefs come up with another clutch turnover in the final quarter of the game. This time it’s seventh-round rookie Jaylen Watson who comes up huge for the second time this season.

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Q4 – 4:18 Kansas City is unable to get a first down with the possession from the turnover. The Chiefs are quickly forced to punt but time is running out for the Jaguars to mount a comeback.

Q4- 5:36 The Chiefs get a fumble recovery deep in the red zone from Jacksonville. The first turnover is a costly one for both teams. Chiefs star corner L’Jarius Sneed is hurt on the play.

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Q4- 7:08 Arrowhead is exploding. On one and a half legs, Mahomes leads the Chiefs down the field for seven points.

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Q4- 11:49 The Jaguars are able to punch the ball into the end zone and close the gap to within three. The game is tight in the closing minutes.

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Q4 – 15:00 The final frame of the game starts with the Jaguars down ten, but with the ball in their possession.

Chiefs third-quarter updates:

END OF THREE – The third quarter closes out with a Harrison Butker 50-yard field goal. It’s the Chiefs’ first points of the second half, and they couldn’t have come at a better time

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Q3 – 2:35 Again the defense steps up for Kansas City. Sharp physical play from Steve Spagnola’s defense gets off the field again. Whether the offense can get points on the board in its current state remains the biggest question of the game.

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Q3 – 6:54 A failed Chiefs challenge leads to an unsuccessful third-down sneak from TE Blake Bell. Kansas City is forced to punt it away and losses timeout in the process.

Q3 – 8:43 Defensively the Chiefs hold up on their first drive of the half. An incomplete pass on third down forces a punt from Jacksonville.

Q3 – 12:02 Mahomes is clearly still injured. Despite picking up a first down, the Chiefs leader is clearly hobbled. The first drive of the second half stalls out.

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Q3 – 15:00 The Chiefs get the ball to start the second half. Mahomes comes out to take the field. The injured QB1 will play.

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Chiefs second-quarter updates:

END OF HALF – Patrick Mahomes is questionable to return. He is now confirmed to have suffered a high ankle sprain in the first quarter.

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Q2 – 0:27 Kansas City is proving its mettle with a tough first half on offense and defense. The Chiefs are staying afloat despite missing Mahomes.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) limps back to the huddle against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) limps back to the huddle against the Jaguars

Q2 – 3:54 Despite the injury, the Chiefs offense keeps clicking. Chad Henne leads a brilliant 98-yard touchdown drive to widen the Chiefs lead. Travis Kelce Punches it in for his second score of the day.

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Mahomes has gone into the locker room to be examined.

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Q2 – 10:06 Kansas City is able to stop the Jaguars from scoring. Frank Clark racks up another playoff sack. He is one sack away from having sole ownership of the fourth most playoff sacks in NFL history.

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Q2 – 14:13 The Chiefs are able to march to the 30-yard line with a hobbled Mahomes. Kansas City settles for three on a drive that is understandably limited on offense.

Chiefs first-quarter updates:

Q1 – 1:53 Patrick Mahomes gets taken down hard on a play and is now playing with a noticeable limp. The Chiefs QB appears barely able to put weight on his leg. A scary sight for Kansas City.

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Q1 – 5:04 The Jaguars don’t take the scoring drive lying down. A big kickoff return from the Jaguars results in seven points for Jacksonville after Trevor Lawrence floats a ball to Christian Kirk in the end zone.

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Q1 – 7:56 A masterclass drive from Patrick Mahomes ends with a familiar Travis Kelce touchdown. The kick is good from Harrison Butker, and the Chiefs go up seven-zip.

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Mahomes had several incredible passes to extend the drive.

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Q1 – 14:07 The Chiefs nearly get an INT on third down, instead, the defense is happy to settle for a three-and-out from the Jaguars on the opening drive.

Q1 – 15:00 Kansas City wins the toss and defers. The Chiefs will start the game on defense and receive the second-half kickoff.

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Chiefs pre-game updates:

Mahomes delivers the pre-game speech.

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The Chiefs halftime performer, Lil Jon, is representing the Kingdom.

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The Jaguars are taking the field at Arrowhead.

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The snow is coming down at arrowhead. This is officially a snow game.

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The weather isn’t keeping the kingdom away

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have released their gameday inactives.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released their gameday inactives. As expected, Mecole Hardman is out but Frank Clark is a full go.

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Mama Kelce is safely in the kingdom.

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QB1 is in the building.

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A message from the late great Len Dawson ahead of the game.

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IT’S GAMEDAY!!!

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KMBC is on the field ahead of the game.

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Chiefs fans are already rolling into Arrowhead – and they’ve been waiting a lonnnng time.

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Patrick Mahomes on his preparations for the Jaguars.

Trevor Lawrence may have stepped in it with Chiefs fans earlier in the week at one of his press conferences.

This matchup will pit the pupil against the master as Andy Reid faces his former assistant and player in Jaguars coach Doug Pederson.

Here’s a recap of the last time the Chiefs and the Jaguars faced off at Arrowhead.